About the Instructor: Mr. Marietta
Roger was elected as Ward 4 Commissioner, City of Albany, in November 2007. He took office in January 2008 for a four year term and was re-elected in 2011 for another four years. Roger also serves on the Dougherty County Board of Health and on the City of Albany Pension Review Board.
As a Commissioner his major accomplishments include balanced budgets, reduced property taxes, the new 311 Customer Service initiative, the successful gang task force, helped the Fire Department through funding initiatives to lower Albany’s ISO rating to 2 and saving property owners on fire insurance costs, improving health insurance to the employees, and shaped the SPLOST VI list of projects that will fix infrastructure, promote economic development, improve public safety by upgrading the APD and AFD equipment and technology, and improve the quality of life in Albany.
As a member of the Board of Health he has helped to educate the public on pressing health issues and contributed to revitalizing the infrastructure that serves the health needs of Southwest Georgia. While serving on the Pension Board, he helped install policies to stabilize the pension fund without tax increases.
From 1992 until present, Roger Marietta also serves as an Associate Professor of Political Science at Darton College in Albany, Georgia. Roger teaches American Government, State and Local Government, Global Issues, Public Administration, Comparative Politics and Leadership Development. He is distance learning experienced including web-based and cable TV courses. Roger serves as a member of the SACS committee, the Affirmative Action committee, and Coordinator of Political Science.
Previously, Roger taught as an adjunct at Perimeter College, Clayton State College; and as a Graduate Teaching assistant at Georgia State University.
In 1988 he was elected as Mayor, City of Fayetteville, Georgia, where his Administration accomplishments included: developing a land use plan, lowering the crime rate, implementing a ground water project, balancing the budget, instituting a 5 year Capital Improvements Plan, and inaugurating a citywide recycling program. . Roger served one term as Mayor and then ran for U.S. Congress 6th District, Georgia.
Roger was selected for the Presidential Management Intern Program in 1984 and worked for the U.S. Army Forces Command until 1989. He provided review and analysis on defense planning documents including the Army Plan and The Army International Activities and analyzed organizational problems and developed solutions finishing as a GS-13.
From 1983 until 1984, Roger was a graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Masters of Arts in Political Science in 1984.
Roger served as a Supply Officer in the United States Navy from 1977 until 1982. His service was completed on the Island of Guam, the USS Guam (LPH-9), and on the staff of Commander, Amphibious Group TWO. Roger finished his Naval Service as a Lieutenant (03). He is a Disabled Veteran.
He has been married for 36 years to Joanne and they have 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren.